Articles Categorized: Council

Tender awarded for relocatable houses

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MODCOM Portable Buildings will build 10 relocatable homes for use by people displaced from their flood-damaged homes The units will form a “relocatable house park”…

Work starts on museum upgrade

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THE symbolic first sod will be turned at a special ground-breaking ceremony in Burgess Park today, marking the start of the construction phase of the…

Spirited women needs beds

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FEMALE adventure racers are expected to fill all available beds in the Eastern Bay next March. With the 2018 Whai Ora Spirited Women event almost…

Te Koputu turns five

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TE Koputu, Whakatane’s library and exhibition centre is marking its fifth anniversary today – with birthday cake. The award-winning building has become the cultural heart…

Flood fears delay consents

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DELAYS on resource consent approval at both the regional and district council level has property developer Barney Gray waiting to complete earthworks at his Shaw…

Relief as highway re-opens

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BUSINESSES and motorists have welcomed the re-opening of State Highway 2 between Taneatua and Waimana. Both lanes in Waimana Gorge were re-opened yesterday, and Pekatahil…

Crossings called for

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A PETITION calling for the installation of pedestrian crossings in Ohope has gathered nearly 300 signatures. The petition, organised by Ohope resident Scott Saunders, was…

Council’s property file digitisation begins

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WHAKATANE District Council’s paper-based property files are undergoing digitisation. The extensive file archive comprises 32,000 files and an estimated 5.5 million documents, and in line…

Start your engines

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A MOBILITY scooter challenge is planned to highlight the difficulty people on mobility scooters and power chairs face in getting around the Whakatane district. The…